Working in Early Childhood Education
Welcome from the Executive Director

Dear Community Supporter:
On Saturday, May 18, Head Start will turn 54 years old! This year is particularly special because it is also the 25th birthday of Early Head Start-which was authorized in 1994 to address the needs of low-income pregnant women, infants, and toddlers.

The creation of Early Head Start is just one of the many ways Head Start has evolved over time to better support the changing needs of our most vulnerable children and families.

Thank you to everyone associated with the Head Start program for all you do. The infinite value of your work could never be measured.

Have a great week and thank you for your continued support of ECCSLV!

Sherri A. Valdez
Executive Director
Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley

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